In today's weird but resourceful news, Macro-Sea has been converting old dumpsters in Brooklyn into mini swimming pools. It may sound grossly unhygienic at first but no worries as it is both cleaned and lined with a barrier. These do it yourself pools are then placed in backyards and other empty spaces for all to enjoy free of charge. This is perfect for the summertime and ... Read More

Whip It! Whip it Good!

BY Web Intern in General |

The trailer for the new upcoming movie, Whip It, has come out and personally I'm pretty excited. Based on Shauna Cross's autobiographical book on being a roller derby girl, it stars Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat (been waiting to see her in something post-Arrested Development), and Drew Barrymore. This is also incidentally Barrymore's directorial debut and the screenplay has been penned by Shauna Cross herself. There needs to be more female director/writer movies and not ... Read More

'Board up the House

BY Team Intern in General |

A few weeks ago Liza brought you the faux cardboard comforter , and today, in the same illusion-of-thrift style, I bring you the faux cardboard chairs. Ta da! This is just the kind of thing to impress the boyfriend or the in-laws. But seriously, who wouldn't enjoy a nice lunch out on the patio in these modern recycled and recyclable rump stumps? This new line of furniture by Cardboard Design is called Eco Logic and the website says that each chair is as ... Read More

Viva La Biba!

BY Laurie in General |

Beyond Biba Trailer from November Films on Vimeo. I was super psyched to hear the news that a documentary has been made about my absolute all time fave 60's-70's design house, the influential and way ahead of it's time, Biba. The movie, Beyond Biba, is premiering in the UK this weekend, and I really do hope it makes it over to our shores. Biba was founded by Barbara Hulanicki and her husband in 1964, and quickly grew from a small mail order company to ... Read More
So, after you're done saving Coney Island you're going to need something cute to wear to the beach, right? Enter: Graffinis, a totally rockin swimwear company that takes images of graffiti found around their favorite NYC 'hoods and transfers them to bathing suits of different styles.The company wants to combine the urban experience of living in New York with the comfort of modern swimwear and, damn, they make that philosophy look good. (They also have one pieces ... Read More